29th January, 7:30pm

North Road Methodist Church, Durham


The fourth event of the Arts of Breath series will be practical lecture-workshop conducted by Julian Wright in the form of an open rehearsal with the Durham Singers to consider the place of breathing in choral singing. It will illustrate different styles of performance related to different practices of breathing – phrasing dictated by the musical line; phrasing that follows the text. It will also show how a choral group rehearses more musically complex textures, which require different techniques of breathing for more various musical patterns. Illustration will be largely from works by J. S. Bach.